|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Persuasion by Jane Austen:
I assure you, I have not seen a soul this whole long morning."
"You have had your little boys with you?"
"Yes, as long as I could bear their noise; but they are so unmanageable
that they do me more harm than good. Little Charles does not mind
a word I say, and Walter is growing quite as bad."
"Well, you will soon be better now," replied Anne, cheerfully.
"You know I always cure you when I come. How are your neighbours
at the Great House?"
"I can give you no account of them. I have not seen one of them to-day,
except Mr Musgrove, who just stopped and spoke through the window,
but without getting off his horse; and though I told him how ill I was,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:
one good season would more than make up the difference.
He was in a better mood by the time he reached the driveway that
led up to the ranch house, and as he raised his eyes toward the
house itself, he could not but feel that the sight of his home
was cheering. The ranch house was set in a great grove of
eucalyptus, oak, and cypress, enormous trees growing from out a
lawn that was as green, as fresh, and as well-groomed as any in a
garden in the city. This lawn flanked all one side of the house,
and it was on this side that the family elected to spend most of
its time. The other side, looking out upon the Home ranch toward
Bonneville and the railroad, was but little used. A deep porch
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Barlaam and Ioasaph by St. John of Damascus:
shalt be encompassed with horror and the stink of corruption.
But thy soul shall they hurl into the nether-regions of the
earth, into the condemnation of Hades, until the final
resurrection, when re-united to her body, she shall be cast forth
from the presence of the Lord and be delivered to hell fire,
which burneth everlastingly. These, and far worse haps than
these, shall be thy destiny, if thou continue in unbelief.
"But and if thou readily obey him that calleth thee to salvation,
and if thou run unto him with desire and joy, and be signed with
his light, and follow him without turn, renouncing every thing,
and cleaving only unto him, hear what manner of security and